Descendants of George Tankersley of Caroline Co VA

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George (1George, 0Research) Tankersley, Sr. of Caroline County, Virginia

The George Tankersley who is reported to have married Dorothy Roy was born in 1726, probably in King George Co VA. George's date of birth may be incorrect; as he would have been forty-years-old at the time of his marriage, over sixty at the birth of his last child and eighty at the time of his death.

As previously stated, George Tankersley was born in 1726. In 1767 in Caroline Co VA, George married Dorothy Roy b. c. 1747 in Caroline Co VA. And, George and Dorothy are listed in a 1772 Halifax Co VA land record. This George Tankersley is important to this research; as he was the father-in-law of John Lewis of Caroline Co VA.

There are no Tankersleys found in the 1790 Tax List for Caroline County. However, both a George Jr. and Sr. are found in 1800. Listing in a census would indicate age; however, inclusion in a tax list does not. Therefore, there is no proof that George, Jr. was any older than the George Tankersley b. 1779.

A reported record from Caroline Co VA shows that the "Estate of George Tankersley went to Kentucky in 1806." From this we believe that George died in 1806. Widow Dorothy Tankersley is next found in Washington Co VA along with some of her children. Dorothy is next found at her family home in Washington Co VA in 1820 where son George, Jr. is listed as head of household. Dorothy died in 1833 in Washington Co VA.

King George County, Virginia Deed Book 5, p. 732:
This indenture witnesseth that Hayward Todd son of Hayward Todd deceased of parish of Overwahrton and county Stafford doth of his own free will and approbation of his guardian William Rowley Gent bind himself an apprentice to Reuben Berry Joiner of Parish of Hanover in County in King George. during term of eight years or till he arrive to age twenty one expiration of term to pay said Hayward the legal freed dues.
Presence George Tankersley, William Rowley, Benjamin Berry, Reuben Berry
At a court held 5th May 1768...Hayward Todd is bound an apprentice ..... admitted to record.
Halifax Co VA Land Patents (40), p. 647:
Jun 20, 1772, George Tankersley and Dorothy his wife, 400 acres on both sides of Roys Creek.

Halifax Co VA Land Patents (40), p. 648:
Jun 20, 1772, George Tankersley and Dorothy his wife, 190 acres on both sides of two branches between Reuben Roy dec'd and Mortons lines.

King George Co VA Will Book 2, p. 27:
Last Will and Testament of Mary Tankersley
I Mary Tankersley of the Parish of Hanover in the County of King George Widow. . .do make this my last will and Testament in manner following. . .I give to my son Reubin. . .to my son George. . .to my son John. . .to my daughter Dorcas. . .to my Grand daughter Sarah, the child of my daughter Dorcas. . .to my daughter Sarah McWilliams. . .my Grand daughter Mary McWilliams. . . ..
I give to my daughter Mary Murdock. . .to my Grand daughter Sarah Murdock. . .to my Grand daughter Jane Murdock. . . .
In testimony whereof I have hereunto put my hand & seale the first day of May 1773. Item I appoint my Sons George and John Executors of this my will.
Signed, Sealed Published and declared in Presence of Mary Tankersley; ALEXANDER ROSE, Charles Burton
Males  Born
# Tankersley  Females Born
# Tankersley
45+   45+   1 Dorothy
25-44 1765 25-44 1765 1 Lucy
16-25 1785 2 William
John Hutchings
16-25 1785 1 Ann Hutchings
10-15 1795 0 10-15 1795 1 Unknown
to-10 1800 0 to-10 1800 0
Males Born After


Tankersley Females Born After # Tankersley
45+       45+   1 Dorothy
25-44 1775  1 George, Jr. 25-44 1775  2 Mary Jane
18-25 1795     16-25 1795  0  
16-18 1802    
10-15 1805     10-15 1805  0  
to 10 1810     to 10 1810  0  


    1. Ann Fox Tankersley

    2. Lucy Tankersley

    3. Elizabeth F. Tankersley

    4. John Roy Tankersley

    5. George Tankersley, Jr.

    6. Mary Jane Tankersley

    7. Caroline Matilda Tankersley

    8. William Tankersley

    9. Dorothy Tankersley


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